Business and Economics Department
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Erlanson Hall 301
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Business and Economics Department
Transportation and Logistics Major Information
|Course Name||Department and Course Number||Credits|
|Business Computer Applications||ITS 108||3|
|Calculus For Business, or Calculus & Analytical Geometry||MATH 151, or MATH 240||3|
|Financial Accounting||ACCT 200||3|
|Managerial Accounting||ACCT 201||3|
|Principles of Microeconomics||ECON 250||3|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||ECON 251||3|
|Business Law||BUS 211||3|
|Business Statistics||BUS 270||3|
|Business & Professional Writing||WRIT 209||3|
|Principles of Marketing||BUS 370||3|
|Principles of Management||BUS 380||3|
|Supply Chain Management||TRSP 300||3|
|Economic Geography||GEOG 302||3|
|Environmental Law and Regulation||LSTU 303||3|
|Principles of Finance||FIN 320||3|
|Transportation Economics||ECON 333||3|
|International and Intermodal Transportation Management||TRSP 430||3|
|International Economics||ECON 430||3|
|International Business||BUS 430||3|
|Transportation Internship (Capstone)||TRSP 400||2-7|
And at least two of the following:
|Study Abroad||TRSP 301||0-6|
|Air Transportation Management||TRSP 305||3|
|Land Transportation Management||TRSP 315||3|
|Marine Transportation Management||TRSP 325||3|
|Advanced Business Logistics||TRSP 401||3|
|Urban Planning and Transportation Systems||TRSP 402||3|
|Port and Terminal Management||TRSP 405||3|
Explores the history, management and future trends in air transportation. Covers the four principal segments of air transportation: major carriers, regional carriers, all-cargo carriers and general aviation. Also examines airport management. In each segment the issues of aircraft design, market share, finance, insurance and operations are discussed.
The development and application of national and international regulations that impact air transportation are analyzed. Topics include: cost structure, air fares, flight crews and safety, environmental impacts of aircraft and airports, operating and service characteristics, technological advances, world competition and intermodal operations. Prerequisites: * S11, S12
Covers the three basic surface transportation modes of rail, highway systems and pipelines. Provides a comprehensive knowledge base of the three major segments of each mode: management, marketing and operations, including the various types of freight and passenger services, both public and private, and the intermodal services.
Historical, current and future trends of the North American surface transportation are covered, including the expanding intermodal needs and system approaches in both freight and passenger services, and the crucial connection with the origin of raw materials to destination manufacturing and ultimately to the consumer. Prerequisites: * F10, F11 to destination manufacturing and ultimately to the consumer.
Addresses the management and future trends in marine transportation. The issues of vessel design, market share, finance, insurance, operations and sustainability are addressed for the ocean, inland and Great Lakes shipping segments. The development and application of national and international regulations that impact the marine transportation of freight and passengers will be analyzed.
The topics of vessel financing, freight rates, vessel crewing, safety, environmental impacts, vessel operations, fleet management, port and flag state control, trade routes and intermodal operations will be explored using case study analysis. Prerequisites: * S11, S12
Introductory course focuses on domestic transportation, but an international dimension is included. Covers all modes of transportation, their micro-economic and organizational characteristics, role and function in the national economy, regulatory and policy issues, rate setting, interaction in the supply chain, shipper and carrier relations, intermodal operations and environmental impacts. Prerequisites: ECON 250 and 251, or ECON 235. F10, F11
Students extend classroom learning to a business setting in the transportation and logistics field. Students obtain the cooperation of an employer and prepare a learning contract. Students will submit weekly recaps of activities, a final report and a presentation about their experience.
This is a required capstone course for graduation from the Transportation and Logistics Management major and must be a minimum six weeks long. The internship may be taken any academic term. Prerequisites: *, Consent of instructor and department chair. Pass-Fail only. F10, S11, F11, S12 and Summer Terms
Examines advanced supply chain and logistics theory and concepts as applied in the modern business environment. Provides an understanding of the major functions of supply chain management. Exposes students to the tools and techniques that are employed in the analysis of logistics and supply chain systems. Emphasis is on system optimization for the purpose of achieving customer satisfaction and sustainability. Prerequisites*, TRSP 300. F10, F11
Comparative examinations of planning theories and practices that shaped the geography of 19th and 20th century urban and suburban areas. Introduction to the interurban influences of transportation systems on land use and planning will be explored. Stresses the ways in which planners and planning ideologies have responded to different social, economic, political and technological (transportation and communication) innovations and pressures.
The class includes an examination of 21st century problems, pressures and solutions to urban and transportation needs. Prerequisites: For Non-DBE major completion of GEOG-302or consent of instructor, for DBE majors completion of GEOG-302 and admission to the school of business. Cross-listed as GEOG 402. S11.
Management principles applied to the operation of ports, terminals, warehouses and distribution centers. Key topics to be addressed include, governance, administration, regulations, hazardous materials, materials handling, intermodal connections, environmental impacts and labor relations.
Additional concepts such as location analysis, warehouse management systems, containerization, inventory management and sustainability will be addressed. Case study methodology will be used that applies quality management, Six Sigma and lean management principals. Prerequisites: * F10, F11.
Focuses on managing the export/import process of freight, the operation of international intermodal systems and conducting business in different cultures. Topics to be addressed include: entering foreign markets, multi-national logistics strategy, international law, currency exchange, insurance, INCOTERMS, commercial documents, customs clearance, packaging, transportation systems, multi-national business ethics, reverse logistics and sustainability.* S11, S12
*Prerequisites: ACCT 200, 201; BUS 270; ITS 108; ECON 250, 251; MATH 151 or MATH 240; WRIT 101,102; COMM 110; all but 12 credits of remaining General Education requirements
Superior, Wisconsin; population 27,000;
adjacent to Duluth, Minnesota;
30 undergraduate majors; 13 pre-professional programs; graduate programs in education, communication and art; and a variety of individually designed majors and dual-degree programs
Neighborhood campus just a few minutes from Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world
ENROLLMENT AVERAGE CLASS SIZE STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO
2,800 21 17 to 1
PERCENTAGE OF PROFESSORS WITH THE HIGHEST DEGREES IN THEIR FIELD
$7,946 - cost for 2013-14 academic year for Wisconsin residents
80% of undergraduates receive financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, campus jobs and out-of-state tuition waivers
ACCREDITATIONS and APPROVALS
Fast, easy access from Interstate 35, four-lane U.S. 53, U.S. 2 or Wisconsin 35; airline service to neighboring Duluth, Minnesota
Welcome to the United States and the University of Wisconsin-Superior! Each year, students from around the world come to Superior to earn a high-quality education.
This is a list of questions that international students frequently ask about UW-Superior. If your questions aren't answered here, contact our International Student Services Office.
UW-Superior is located in the city of Superior in the state of Wisconsin.
The easiest way to find us on the map is to locate the state of Wisconsin in the Midwestern United States. Then look at the northwestern tip of the state. Or, you can find Lake Superior on the map, then go to its westernmost tip.
Northwest Airlines serves Duluth International Airport in Duluth, Minnesota. You first fly to Minneapolis, Minnesota, then board a different airplane for the short flight to Duluth.
Duluth International Airport is located about 20 miles from UW-Superior. We will provide transportation from the airport to UW-Superior if you notify our International Student Services Office in advance of your planned arrival time. If you prefer, you can hire a taxicab to take you from the airport to UW-Superior.
Superior is home to 27,000 people. It is separated from Duluth, Minnesota by the St. Louis River. Together, these two cities form a metro area of about 150,000 people.
Superior and Duluth, often called "the Twin Ports," are a regional center for transportation, government, health care and education. Superior is home to several industries, such as an oil refinery. It also has several small manufacturing companies. Ships from all over the world sail to Superior to load grain cargoes. UW-Superior also is an important contributor to the city's economy.
We have about 2,800 students enrolled each year. About 60 percent come from Wisconsin and about 35 percent come from Minnesota. The remainder come from other states and other countries.
Each year we have about 100 international students on campus. Many come from Sri Lanka, Japan and Canada, but you'll also find students here from countries such as Argentina, Bosnia, China, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom.
We have 174 faculty and instructional staff members who teach all classes. Nearly 90 percent of them hold the highest degree available in their field.
All faculty members are required to hold office hours each week. Students are welcome to drop by during those office hours. They also can make an individual appointment directly with their advisor or professor.
Our campus has 16 major buildings on 230 acres. It includes four major classroom buildings, fine arts center, library, athletic building and five residence halls.
UW-Superior is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. Walkways and parking lots are well-lighted and equipped with emergency telephones linked directly to the campus safety office. Campus safety officers are on duty around the clock and will escort students when requested.
Residence Hall entry doors are locked at night and guests must be escorted. A professional hall manager supervises each building. All rooms have smoke detectors.
Our food service offers many different types of food at each meal. You can eat anything that's available, and you can eat whenever you like during the day.
Our food service workers will work with you to meet special dietary needs or to provide vegetarian meals. They also will work with you to include spices and native foods from your homeland.
We recommend international students live in one of the UW-Superior residence halls.
Our residence halls are located on campus and close to classrooms, the library and the cafeteria. Living in a residence hall helps you meet people and get involved in campus activities. It also means you don't have to worry about transportation or renting an apartment.
UW-Superior classes run from late August to mid-December. Then there is a one-month winter break during which you can take classes as part of our J-Term. Classes start again in mid-January and run to mid-May. Classes also are held during May and much of the summer.
International students may remain on campus during the winter break. Many students like to use this time to travel around the United States.
Once you apply to UW-Superior, our International Student Services Office will help you decide what clothes to bring.
Generally, you will want to bring nice but informal clothing for attending classes. Many students bring native costumes to wear during student fashion shows and other fun campus activities.
If you are from a region with a cold climate, you already know what you will need for winter.
If you live in a warm climate, our International Student Services advisor can help you buy the clothes you will need for fall and winter. Most students from warm climates wait to buy their cold-weather clothing once they arrive on campus. That saves a lot of space and weight in your luggage.
Weather in northern Wisconsin varies greatly.
Spring, summer and fall are pleasant seasons. Temperatures range from 5 to 24 degrees Celsius in spring and fall. A light jacket and rain coat or umbrella are needed during these seasons. Summer is warm, with temperatures as high as 21 to 27 degrees Celsius.
Temperatures during the winter range from 0 to -32 degrees Celsius. Snow is common December through March. A warm coat, hat and gloves are necessary, along with warm shoes or boots.
First, be sure to convert your money to travelers checks before leaving your country.
Once you arrive in Superior, our International Student Services advisor will help you open a bank account in which you can safely deposit your money.
A bank office is located on campus for your convenience. We also have an automatic teller machine, or ATM, in the student center for your convenience in getting cash. Other banks are located a short distance from campus.
Superior is located in an area called the Upper Midwest. Our region has vast forests and many lakes.
International students enjoy the many outdoor activities available here. These include hiking, biking, fishing, camping and canoeing. Our Outdoor Recreation Office offers guided outdoor trips during fall, winter and spring. You can join your friends and an experienced guide to go skiing, dogsledding, snowshoeing, ice fishing, camping, canoeing and horseback riding.
If you live in a warmer climate, you will get a special treat during your time in Superior. During September and October, the leaves on the trees that cover our region turn bright yellow, orange and gold. If you've never seen these "fall colors," you will find it an astounding sight. During the winter, you will experience the snow that transforms our region into a wonderland of fluffy whiteness.
Many international students also enjoy visiting cities such as Minneapolis, St. Paul, Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. All are within easy driving distance of Superior.
On campus, international students join together to present fashion shows featuring clothing from their homelands. They also visit local schools to teach children about their native lands.
Here is a sample of fun activities in and around Superior:
We dress for the weather and head out to have fun!
Our campus is minutes away from just about every kind of winter activity you can imagine. Superior has great cross-country ski trails right in town. Two alpine ski areas are located just 20 minutes away. We're right in the heart of the best snowmobiling trails in the Midwest, and you can rent sleds locally. You can go ice fishing on lakes and rivers. You can skate and play hockey at Wessman Arena on campus. Hiking along Lake Superior's shore in the winter is an awesome experience.
If you've never done some of these activities, you can join our campus recreation office on guided skiing, snowshoeing and dogsledding trips.
OK, not everybody wants to head outdoors when it's cold. If your idea of winter activity involves staying inside, don't worry. We're near a shopping mall, coffee shops, bookstores and dance clubs. We have comedy nights on campus, along with plays, concerts, recitals, movies, club activities and intramural sports. Superior and nearby Duluth also offer a symphony orchestra, a ballet troupe and several museums.
As a student, you have access to the World Wide Web and e-mail. To stay in shape, you can use the track, basketball court, pool, weight room and dance studios at the Gates physical education building.
Duluth Transit Authority buses stop on campus. For $1 you can ride throughout Superior and Duluth. These buses will take you to shopping malls, movie theaters and book stores.
Some international students buy cars while they are in Superior.
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